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Revit 2016 Speeds the Making of 3D Section Views


By David Metcalf, CADSoft Consulting I have always been a big proponent of making 3D views with a section box to better understand design iterations and the relationship of the parts of the building model. Taking this to high detail and illustrating a segment of the model to resolve design issues quickly can result in having to make several, if ... Read More »

8 Tips for AutoCAD Parametric Modeling


By Jeff Yoders, Line//Shape//Space AutoCAD has supported 3D parametric constraints since AutoCAD 2010, but except for 3D power users, most AutoCAD drafters don’t take advantage of this dynamic modeling environment and the accuracy and information it can bring to your drawings. Here are eight AutoCAD tips for parametric modeling. Tip 1. Cadalyst and Autodesk blogger Lynn Allen explains the basics ... Read More »

Boost your Autodesk Network Licensing IQ


By PACIFICAD This is a webinar to give you an overview on how to setup an Autodesk Network Licensing Manager from start to finish. It’s great for the CAD users that only address license server setup once a year and for the IT pros, we will show and highlight some tips and tricks as well.  Featured image courtesy of Rob ... Read More »

What’s New in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016?


By Synergis Engineering Design Solutions AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software is a civil engineering design and documentation solution that supports Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows. Using AutoCAD Civil 3D, infrastructure professionals can better understand project performance, maintain more consistent data and processes, and respond faster to change. With a focus on optimizing transportation design workflows, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 offers improved ... Read More »

8 AutoCAD Import and Export Tips Using Various File Formats


By Jeff Yoders, Line//Shape//Space You can import most popular CAD file formats into AutoCAD, including Autodesk Inventor, CATIA, IGES, Rhino, and SolidWorks, and export most AutoCAD drawings just as easily. With complex geometry, not every process is the same, and there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all import with CAD. Follow these eight easy AutoCAD tips to get your original 3D ... Read More »

Surface Users – Get Free AutoCAD Field Mark-Up & Review Tools


Are you a Microsoft Surface user? Check out how AutoCAD 360 is transforming the design and engineering processes for designers and engineers in the field – for free! Watch as AutoCAD 360′s Jonathan Seroussi meets with Baldwin Ng from Microsoft to discuss how AutoCAD 360 for Windows helps save you time and money on site visits and during the drawing mark-up and ... Read More »

7 Tips and Tricks for Using Dynamic AutoCAD UCS


By Jeff Yoders, Line//Shape//Space Prior to 2007, drawing in 3D forced the drafter to constantly change the XY plane to draft on a particular face or plane of an object. You had to create a new user coordinate system every time you changed views. This AutoCAD tips and tricks roundup focuses on the Dynamic User Coordinate System (UCS), a feature ... Read More »

How to Export High Quality Views from Revit for Reports


By David Metcalf, CADSoft Consulting Wanting to save a view as an image for reports? While I typically use a premium screen capture and image annotation tool on a daily basis. I’ll suggest anyone to try this tip to take higher quality image shots within Revit as a Render image. It will store the image in the Revit Project Browser, ... Read More »

Flatten, Extend, Filter – 5 Everyday CAD Tips


By Jeff Yoders, Line//Shape//Space Do you love AutoCAD but could use a few more tricks up your sleeve, such as flattening a drawing and copying and pasting exact details? Check out these five quick-and-easy AutoCAD video tips, and stay tuned for more from Line//Shape//Space’s best-of-video content series. 1. Copying and Pasting with an Original Insertion Point When copying and pasting ... Read More »

5 Quick and Easy AutoCAD Tips and Tricks: Define Boundaries; Bring in Point Cloud Data


By Jeff Yoders, Line//Shape//Space Do you love AutoCAD but feel like it needs to know its boundaries? Think that sometimes it’s in a completely different dimension than you? Here are some quick-and-easy AutoCAD tips and tricks in Line//Shape//Space’s best-of-video content Series. 1. Dimension Line Tricks If you have dimension lines crossing, you don’t need to break them manually. You can ... Read More »

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